Saturday, 13 September 2014

Nautical Voyage for Countryview Crafts

Hello everyone, it's a busy day here again in my little place in Crafty Blogland. If you want to see what I made and shared earlier today, just click HERE

For this post I am sharing my second project created for Countryview Challenges,where the theme is "Nautical".
I created a card, and it was quite a challenge to come up with something, as really at the time I made it I did not have any supplies that fit the theme. (Since then my lovely blog friend Julie sent my some wonderful die cuts and some little shells, thank you so much Julie!!)

Well, nothing like a challenge right, - so I decided to create my own stuff.
I started my creating a background for my card. I cut a piece of manila card and inked around the out side with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
Next I printed an old map found at the Graphics Fairy on some tissue paper. This is a bit of a fiddle, but if you adhere the tissue with some low tack tape to some printer paper, you can run the whole thing through the printer and this can make for some great backgrounds.
I adhered the map to my card with Glue 'n Seal and then inked around the edges a bit again.
As you can see, I was not quite careful enough and the tissue, which is of course very delicate, tore a bit, - ah well, embrace imperfection, I knew it would partly be covered anyway later on.
 Now for some embellishments:
A "rescue ring", made from a ring of card, cut with two Nestability dies.
I coloured it with Fresco paints, added some shadow with Distress Markers and wrapped some twine around.
I had a little chip board compass rose, I think t is from Tando Creative. I coloured it with Picket Fence crackle paint and then inked with some Walnut Stain Distress Stain and ink.
For the center of the compass, I created another piece, made by stamping the compass stamp from the Classic 1 set by Stampers Anonymous onto some metal foil coloured with Espresso Alcohol Ink in Jetbalck Archival. I then cut out the center.
Another bit of metal, coloured in the same way was run through the rivetted metal embossing folder to add another layer to the card.
Finally a little bottle, cut with the Apothecary Movers and Shapers die from Kraft card. I then coloured it first with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and then various Distress Markers.
I love how you can give a flat piece like this much more of a 3D look just by the way you colour it and add shadows. These dies are designed so cleverly..

I stamped the word Voyage from the Classics 1 set and added that as my sentiment..
Her are some details still of the finished card:
The bottle, a little metal clock and two glass pebbles on a piece of dyed cheese cloth.
The compass and ring all layered up together.

A Philosphy Tag altered with some Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.
Well, there you have it, a nautical card made with mostly home made embellishments. Hope you like it, and if you have not done so yet, why not play along with our challenge over at Countryview Challenges!

Thank you for visiting and stay inky!


Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant Astrid, such a clever design and ingenious embellishments..
Have a great weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx

Ruth said...

Fabulous layering, love all the different textures and techniques, wonderful embellishments....gorgeous! Ruth x

Jenny Marples said...

You have been busy Astrid! I love the details on this nautical piece, from the altered compass to the lost treasure around the bottle. So many clever ideas to get lost in here. Jenny x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Astrid,
Yes I can relate with not having anything Nautical.lucky you to receive some embellishments. The card has turned out magnificently.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...
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Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great total it gives a real nautical feel Astrid!
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

brenda said...

Another gorgeous piece of artwork Astrid, so much lovely texture and interest.

Wishing you a good weekend.

B x

Redanne said...

Considering you did not have much in the 'nautical' department you did a fabulous job of creating this beautiful little piece of art Astrid. I especially love the map idea for the background and the rescue ring is so clever! Anne x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is so gorgeous Astrid, and you did an awesome job on all these things here. So perfect made and all looks amazing.

Winton Rose said...

Astrid what a wonderful card. Love the grunge, LOVE the tissue paper map, actually love it all. You've done an amazing job. Karen.x

Heather Jacob said...

wow texture and color heaven ... you inspire me every time x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful nautical piece Astrid! The embellishments are superb and the map background really caught my eye! Have a lovely weekend xx

suziqu's thread works said...

A beautiful nautical creation Astrid! I loved following each step from the map upward - so many interesting materials and embellishments used to perfection!
Hugs from Suzy

Maryanne said...

Fantastic texture, Astrid! I love that you printed on tissue. Another way of doing that is to iron the tissue to freezer paper and run it through the printer. That bottle is fantastic, too!

Gitte said...

Beautiful piece.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card and lots of great improvisation! Valerie

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love the Graphics Fairy and love printing on tissue paper! Great details on this!

froebelsternchen said...

Another impressive artwork Astrid!

Dorthe said...

I love you created all the pieces for this wonderful nautical creation, love that it becomes different from others ,like that, and it is a wonderful art piece, Astrid. So many sweet details,: the clock, the pebbles and cheese cloth to mention some.
Thank you for all the explanation, dear friend.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous details and embellishments, its a wonderful nautical piece.

Juliz Design Post said...

A lot of creativity certainly went into this card. Love your old map background tear included.
Julie x

Rosie said...

Oh, Astrid, this is absolutely gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The good thing is that when we don't have goods on hand we improvise, and you do it so well! LOVE the rescue ring!!! The compass and bottle are awesome touches too! Just a splendid make!!!

mamablitger said...

Astrid you are such an inspiration !! You are a fabulous creative artist !! LOVE all what you create and share ! And this piece of a Nautical scene : gosh !!! All the gorgeous details ! And your great way to explain each of them ! Love that you combined metal, tissue, cheese cloth and cut out stamps in such a clever way !!
Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me and many others !!!!
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Anneke said...

You've done it again Astrid. This is gorgeous. Love the whole design. Thanks for showing the making process.
Anneke xxx

pam said...

What a fabulous creation Astrid, you have made a wonderful design with embellishments and colour.

Sandy said...

Hey Astrid, when I look at your make, I think, what is the one thing that draws me in? It is the old bottle - it really creates the mood for me!
Sandy xx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, I love the way you aged that map! so cool!! Beautifully vintage looking- I love it1 xoxo

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely beautifully done. I love it.

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely fabulous the vintage look, as always stunning colours


Martina said...

Wonderful new works which you have designed here, dear Astrid! You've been very busy during my absence and one work is more beautiful than the next. I am excited as always!

Almo said...

A brilliant nautical card Astrid, I do love the bottle and rusty clock and love the way you have done the map background. Mo x

Unknown said...

I love the ingenuity that you have used on this piece Astrid.. it is very rewarding to see this and using things that we have vs. going out to buy... I love it... very pleasant piece too... colors are alive with the ocean/channel... great piece... you are very talented and I love your work/play. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Ros Crawford said...

I can never get enough of the nautical theme ... maybe because there is a history of naval men in the family ... I love the authentic look of this creation ... beautiful!

Terry said...

Wonderful nautical themed card, Astrid! So many detailed layers of vintage goodness. Love the map, oh and the compass in the lifesaver - brilliant! The bottle resting on the cheesecloth is fabulous. I do love the depth you created with that die! Love this!

Margaret Mifsud said...

You are a genius Astrid!!! So clever creating your little handmade embellishments and they look fabulous!! Absolutely stunning card!! ox

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely project and I love those colours !
Corrie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic creation with great details. I love the bottle.

Matilde said...

Beautiful creation!

Marjie Kemper said...

All these components come together so nicely. Love how your colors pop!

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